Top 14 rugby player Ryno Pieterse was slammed for a tackle that respected referee Nigel Owens said will earn the South African a “very, very long suspension”.

Pieterse’s Castres was 20:23 back when Maxime Lucu, who was pushed out of Bordeaux, went on the offensive with his team.

Pieterse shot from the defensive line and hurled his entire body straight onto the kicker, unexpectedly snapping his opponent in half and leaving Lucu lying injured.

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